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by semtex
Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:37 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Last chance for The MagPi Issues 1-30
Replies: 0
Views: 5098

Last chance for The MagPi Issues 1-30

Our Kickstarter http://kck.st/1upaUSf to get printed copies of The MagPi issues 1-30 will be over in a few days and these issues won't be printed again. We've kept the price for Volume 3 as low as we can and have heavily discounted Volumes 1 and 2. The Kickstarter is almost 300% funded so our sincer...
by semtex
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Epiphany Disappointment
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Re: Epiphany Disappointment

That's very odd. I've been watching YouTube, full screen 1920x1080 and no problems whatsoever with Epiphany.

In the preferences do you have "Allow advertisements" checked? It should be.

My memory split is the default 128GB... though I do use the RP2 overclock option.

Regards
by semtex
Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi Issue 26
Replies: 0
Views: 1474

MagPi Issue 26

Issue 26 of The MagPi is now available for download at http://www.themagpi.com/issue/issue-26.
We feature an article about the Model B+ and as usual we also have another great selection of hardware and software projects for you to enjoy.
by semtex
Tue May 27, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5GHz wifi without hub
Replies: 8
Views: 5652

Re: 5GHz wifi without hub

I assume you've already looked at http://elinux.org/RPi_USB_Wi-Fi_Adapters... but just in case.
by semtex
Wed May 01, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Reading MagPi on a Kindle
Replies: 3
Views: 2807

Re: Reading MagPi on a Kindle

Issue 12 is coming very soon and we will be testing the mag on various devices to ensure we dont get a repeat of the issue 11 problems.

If you are having problems with the current download of issue 11, please let us know where you downloaded and what pages are causing problems.

Thanks
Ian
by semtex
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi Website has died? (solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

Re: MagPi Website has died?

Don't worry. We're still here! For some reason our domain transfer is taking longer than expected.

Watch out for Issue 11 coming soon.

Regards
by semtex
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Nokia Pi LCD + Switch Shield board
Replies: 40
Views: 14519

Re: Nokia Pi LCD + Switch Shield board

Hi Texy

Mine is different. The pinout is:

1 - GND
2 - VCC
3 - CLK
4 - DIN
5 - D/C
6 - CS
7 - RST
8 - LED

Do you have an equivalent PCB for this layout?

Thanks
Ian
by semtex
Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Nokia Pi LCD + Switch Shield board
Replies: 40
Views: 14519

Re: Nokia Pi LCD + Switch Shield board

Hello Texy

Is it possible to buy your kit with everything minus the display as I already have one?

Thanks
Ian
by semtex
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi hdmi_drive=2 Loss of Picture Quality
Replies: 4
Views: 3003

Re: Raspberry Pi hdmi_drive=2 Loss of Picture Quality

I also have the exact same problem.... on 3 different TVs! They are all 19" and are made by Dynex or Insignia. The display is normally excellent but there is no HDMI audio. When I set hdmi_drive=2 then I get audio but the picture quality is poor ... looks like the display is being overdriven. Sound ...
by semtex
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: MagPi January 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2856

Re: MagPi January 2013

Hi jimbox51 It's great to read that you are looking out for The MagPi. We mentioned in issue 8 that there would be no magazine in January so that we could take a break over the holiday period but also because we have been doing a lot of work behind the scenes with our Kickstarter project to make pri...
by semtex
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where does RasPi get its power from?
Replies: 2
Views: 784

Where does RasPi get its power from?

I use a (genuine) Apple iPhone PSU to power my RasPi. This is rated at 1A. I recently got a powered 4 port USB hub which has a 2A PSU. But I was shocked to discover that with the Apple PSU disconnected, the RasPi powered up as soon as I plugged in the USB cable from the hub. My question is if I have...
by semtex
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Open Office won't install in Raspian
Replies: 7
Views: 2231

Re: Open Office won't install in Raspian

Confirmed Ray's solution worked perfectly. I too tried to install OOo some time ago but it failed. But installation via Synaptic works without any problems.
by semtex
Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Issues with PDF and GIMP
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Issues with PDF and GIMP

I have 2 issues and any help would be appreciated... 1) How do I get muPDF to work? I'm using Debian Wheezy and muPDF does not appear in the any of the Application menus. It does appear when I right-click on a PDF document but nothing happens and CPU usage is flat. I uninstalled and reinstalled muPD...
by semtex
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Open Office
Replies: 7
Views: 4129

Re: Open Office

Exact same problem here also. I tried to install OpenOffice tonight after reading Eben's "Raspberry Pi User Guide"... so I assume it must have worked at some point?
by semtex
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB Port Current Boost (solved)
Replies: 247
Views: 89942

Re: USB Port Current Boost (solved)

Wow, was it really that simple?! I've tried multiple power supplies and several different wireless desktop combos but always had problems with multiple key presses and especially with mouse clicks not being recognised. It was unusable... so I didn't! (My Raspi is velcro'd to the back of my monitor, ...
by semtex
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: bonnie++: SD-card / USB-stick / NFS comparison
Replies: 16
Views: 17022

Re: bonnie++: SD-card / USB-stick / NFS comparison

On a related note, has anyone managed to get Disk Utility (aka palimpsest) running on RasPi? This has a filesystem benchmark option but it does nothing when I run it!
by semtex
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Benchmarks
Replies: 302
Views: 289129

Re: SD Card Benchmarks

I've installed the disk utility (palimpsest) on my RasPi and everything works except for the benchmarking... Which does nothing when I try to run either read or read/write test :-(
by semtex
Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Benchmarks
Replies: 302
Views: 289129

Re: SD Card Benchmarks

Hi Skeeza Don't beat yourself up. Now that I've got my RasPi I've started to do some real world benchmarking on my selection of SD cards and let me tell you right now that based on very preliminary results a Class 10 card absolutely does not mean it is the fastest. In fact a 4Gb Kodak Class 2 (yes, ...
by semtex
Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RP Farnell/Import US Delivered $60.80 USD
Replies: 12
Views: 6120

Re: RP Farnell/Import US Delivered $60.80 USD

My circumstances are exactly the same as @razpieguy and @rrolsbe, except... My first RasPi from Farnell Export arrived 2 weeks ago, my second RasPi from RS arrived today. Also today arrived an invoice from Farnell Export showing that they charged me GPB14.00 to deliver my RasPi to Canada using Royal...
by semtex
Thu May 31, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot up time
Replies: 17
Views: 9403

Re: Boot up time

I've read a few posts commenting on performance, or lack thereof, of the Pi. I am using a SanDisk Extreme III (20MB/s) 4GB card in mine and have been pleasantly surprised by the performance of my Pi. It boots Debian (debian6-19-04-2012) to the login prompt in 22 seconds and the GUI takes another 14...
by semtex
Thu May 31, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Request for Failing sdcards
Replies: 89
Views: 41497

Re: Request for Failing sdcards

Hooray!! My SanDisk Ultra 30Mb/s Class 6 card (from Costco) now works perfectly! Thank you dom :D I initially had high hopes for this card because it had fast 4k random R/W test results with CrystalMark, so I was disappointed when it was the only card out of 7 other cards that didn't work. But now i...
by semtex
Mon May 21, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD Card Benchmarks
Replies: 302
Views: 289129

Re: SD Card Benchmarks

I started this thread 2 months ago with the hope of identifying an SD card that would optimise the RasPi performance... and I thought we had found one... a SanDisk Ultra class 6 card available from Costco, which had great 4k random r/w times. Last week my RasPi finally arrived and I decided to do an...
by semtex
Wed May 09, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Email from Farnell
Replies: 223
Views: 35764

Re: Email from Farnell

<t>Kris Chaplin said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Grumpyoldgit said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I would point out that the Pis going out at the moment were ordered before 6.05am on the day. Also, you clearly have heard from Farnell as you have an order number and a delivery date, which is more than most people have.<b...
by semtex
Wed May 09, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Email from Farnell
Replies: 223
Views: 35764

Re: Email from Farnell

<r>adbburn said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I"ve got a confirmation number of 160867<br/> <br/> and now you understand why I"m frustrated. Low number, no word at all <br/> <br/> <br/> You will see different order numbers for "Farnell" companies. For example, your 6 digit number suggests you ordered from Newa...
by semtex
Tue May 08, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it me, or has RS gone very quiet?
Replies: 44
Views: 7026

Re: Is it me, or has RS gone very quiet?

<t>S0litaire said: <br/> <br/> <br/> My R-Pi is in the post! ^_^<br/> <br/> It'll be here in sometime in the next 12h or so. ^_^<br/> <br/> <br/> Awesome... you must be very excited. Mine's in the post too.... has been for the past 6 days and I have to wait at least another 8 days before it reaches ...

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